The highway code has changed! The objective is to allow driving in the national territory, for motor vehicles, by holders of driving licenses issued by states party to agreements or bilateral agreements with Portugal.
All permits that allow driving in Portugal must be valid and, according to the new rules, cannot be confiscated, suspended, expired or revoked. The diploma is valid on August 1.
Foreign driving licenses, CPLP and OECD
According to the LexPoint portal, holders of driving licenses issued by CPLP and OECD member states, as well as international driving licenses and driving licenses issued by foreign countries under conditions of reciprocity, we now have the possibility to drive in Portugal.
The new rules exempt CPLP and OECD drivers from sharing driver's licenses, as do holders of driver's licenses issued by EU member states, and allow non-residents to drive in Portugal with their licenses within about six months.
Thus, as of August 1, valid issued by other OECD or CPLP member states to drive a motor vehicle in addition to a driver's license, provided the following cumulative conditions are met: (New)
- The exporting country is a signatory to one of the agreements referred to in the following subparagraph or
- bilateral agreement with the Portuguese state;
- No more than 15 years have passed since the warranty was issued or last renewed;
- The pregnant woman must be less than 60 years old.
You are Non-residents of Portugal They can drive in the country during the first 185 days after entering the country, provided they are: (new)
- Driving licenses issued by a foreign country in accordance with the International Geneva Convention of 1949,
- or with the 1968 Vienna International Convention;
- Driving licenses issued by a foreign country under the terms of reciprocity;
- International driving licenses submitted with a national address that supports them.
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